Josef Chromy Wines

Relbia Road, Relbia

In 1950 at the age of 19, Josef Chromy fled his war-torn Czech village.

He escaped past minefields, dogs and soldiers until he could migrate to Australia. Over the next 40 years, he used his skills as a butcher to build his own business.

When he was 76, he opened Josef Chromy Wines.

The vineyard is in Relbia, just a 15-minute drive from Launceston, and stretches over 61 hectares.

Josef Chromy Wines produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The cellar door is inside the original 1880s homestead.